Today and this weekend in American Legion history

June 4, 1924: Ground is broken for The American Legion’s permanent national headquarters building at 777 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis. It is the first structure in a $10 million Indiana War Memorial development and represents the fulfillment of a promise made in 1919 when Indianapolis won the bid to become the organization’s permanent home base.
June 6, 1933: The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 is signed into law, laying the groundwork for the U.S. Employment Service and establishes a nationwide network of offices dedicated to finding employment for veterans.
June 6, 1944: American Legion founding leader Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., 56, lands on Utah Beach in the first wave of the Allied D-Day invasion of World War II. His Higgins boat misses the landing area by approximately a quarter-mile, and Roosevelt, Jr., is famously quoted as telling his men, “That’s OK. We’ll start the war from here!”